Americans expect their president to be equal parts CEO, diplomat-in-chief, commander of armed forces, party leader and motivational figure. Perhaps it’s time to rethink the presidency itself, suggests historian Jeremi Suri.

They hibernate for centuries and then come back to life! They make their own antifreeze and their own sunscreen! You’ll never look at moss the same way again.

Like it or not, charisma matters when it comes to leadership. But we should be aware of the power that persuasion can have on us, says business school professor and researcher Jochen Menges.

And you thought all that could be done with scissors and a sheet of paper is make snowflakes? Take a look at the spellbindingly intricate tapestries that artist Karen “Bit” Vejle conjures with just her scissors and imagination.

We can stay connected to them by creating our own special rituals, says psychologist and grief expert Kim Bateman.

Relationship researcher Eli J. Finkel shares a three-step process to help you identify — and get — what you most want out of your marriage.

And if your boss is on the fence, here’s a compelling case study — from economics professor Nicholas Bloom — to show her.